Remembering Jimmy Jones


01 - Jimmy Jones

01 – Jimmy Jones (Photo credit: Bradford Timeline)

 

Singer Songwriter Jimmy Jones died on August 2, 2012.  He was 75.  He was a Sam Cooke style singer, with a great falsetto.  He is best known for his huge hit from 1960 “Handy Man“, which reached number 2  in 1960.  His other hit was Good Timin’, which rose to number 3, also in 1960.  After these 2 successes, he continued to record and write.  His influence has been noted by such people as Del Shannon.

 

Handy Man

 

 

 

Good Timin

 

 

About John

I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

Posted on January 27, 2013, in General, Music, Music History, Pop, R&B, Remembering, Singer Songwriter and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I love Handy Man. He’s got some good moves, there. I like James Taylor’s version, too.
    Another loss…

  2. Great tunes!
    It’s a pity this style fell out of fashion.

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